Lephoyi Mojapele was elected as the Honorary Life President of the North West (NW) Volleyball Federation at the Annual General Meeting which took place on the 27 March 2021 at Potchefstroom, North West University High Performance Institute. The North West Volleyball Federation made history as it appears to be the first province to have elected an Honorary Life President within the Volleyball fraternity. Mojapele was honored for the significant role played in terms of the inception of Volleyball in North West Province. The noticeable highlight is that he served as the Vice President in the first ever executive committee which was launched in 1997 and later became the President of North West Volleyball Federation for a very long time. Mojapele who is also the Transformation, Ethics and Gender Director of Volleyball South Africa (VSA) among other things, he is honored for the role played in terms of ensuring that NW Volleyball affiliates with Volleyball South Africa and other Sport Fraternities within the Province. He was one of the first delegation which represented NW Volleyball at the VSA’s AGM which took place in Port Elizabeth in 1997. Lephoyi Mojapele as the then President of North West Volleyball Federation achieved as follows:
- He ensured that NW Volleyball is recognised by Volleyball South Africa, North West Provincial Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the Academy of Sports
- Volleyball is recognised by Provincial Sports Confederation and Volleyball is one of the 16 Priority Codes in the NW Province.
Lephoyi Mojapele’s remarkable highlights are as follows:
Firstly, as the President he played a critical role of ensuring that NW Volleyball participates in almost all the Interprovincial (IPTs) Games and National Volleyball League (NVL)
Secondly, he provided a platform for the players to get selected to be part of the national volleyball teams
Thirdly, he is proud that coaches and scouters were produced under his leadership to serve at the national level and two of them attained FIVB Level 1 Coaches Qualification.
Fourthly, he is proud that two members from NW Volleyball Federation are serving in the VSA’s executive. While the other members are serving in various Volleyball Committees such as DCS, and School Sports
In his acceptance speech, Mojapele stated that “I am honored to have been recognized by the North West Volleyball Federation as the Honorary Life President”. “Let me take this momentous opportunity to thank all those who worked with me and also contributed towards the promotion and development of volleyball in the province throughout the years since the inception” Mojapele added. He also promised to be available for the newly elected executive and he will provide guidance when necessary to ensure that Volleyball in North West remain alive and active.
Still on the AGM, North West held a successful AGM which unfolded without any contestation. Apart from Mojapele as the Honorary Life President, the following members were also elected to serve in the North West Volleyball Federation:
- President – Obakeng Molebalwa
- Vice President – Elizabeth Moatshe
- General Secretary – Patrick Nyokong
- Treasurer – Alina Mamasela
- Development Director – Speedo Nkamane
- Media & PR – Tshepang Madisa
- Technical Director – Tshepo Moloto
- Transformation, Ethics and Gender Director – Boitshoko Smous
- School Volleyball Director – Kamo Moetsi
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